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Her Tips: How to Edit Instagram Stories Aesthetically

I have been receiving a lot of questions asking what apps that I use for my Instagram stories. They look like I take a lot of effort on it but actually, not really!

This time I am bringing you to best of the best tips that everyone has been asking on how to create Instagram Stories aesthetically. Pardon me if I never replied your messages asking what apps that I use for editing because I have been keeping and compiling the answers for this blogpost. Nevertheless, it has been a while for me not bumping into my blog but enough with the lead, let’s get to know my Instagram Story designs first if you are not following me on Instagram.

And this is how I designed my Instagram profile to make it more stand out! I made my own cover for Instagram highlights to make it more aesthetic and precisely more professional.

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Starting from this Instagram Story, I happened to receive a bunch of questions asking me what app I use and how I edit them. And here goes the answer for your million dollar questions, lucky you for still reading this page!

Step 1: Take Aesthetic Footages

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Step 2: Compile Them Using Splice App

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I used to edit my videos on iMovie but unfortunately I found another effective and efficient app to use where I am also able to edit video vertically. Splice allows you to compile footages as many as you wish with common creative music license that you can freely use anywhere.

Step 3: Add Some Filter Using VSCO X

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VSCO has always been a good friend of mine since I started my very first Instagram around 2013. I wrote about VSCO Hacks twice and many of you have also been sending me e-mails to write more.

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VSCO is now coming with a brand new feature where it now allows you to add filters for your video. However this feature is currently only available for VSCO X, you need to subscribe for a year which costs around $20 a year. What makes VSCO X different is you can also use every filter including the famous Fujifilm filters. I highly guarantee this is totally worth it for that amount if you are really intrigued to make your contents aesthetic. I usually use FR4 for Instagram Stories by lessening its intensity and brightness then increasing the contrast.

Step 4: Write Content with Unfold

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This is basically the one that many of you had been asking but I never answered. I used to edit with Rhonna Collage and Rhonna Designs which I reckon it takes more effort and also a bit pricey since they are both paid app with also paid fonts inside. Unfold allows you to make your Instagram Story to be literally a story, not just taking videos of some random people doing PDA or perhaps just making odd movements showing around the circumstances without specific content. This app is really applicable and I am sure you can hit the nail on the head right away.

Step 5: Post Highlight Covers But Not Being Spammy

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We all know those people who update Instagram Highlight covers and it utterly annoys us the most, well perhaps just me? But I really am annoyed because I have to tap forwards. To not being noisy, delete all of your close friends list and only at least leave one or the ones who do not care if you are being spammy. Upload the Instagram Highlight covers there and none of your regular followers will even notice that you upload them. Well you can thank me later.

For the covers, you simply can google the pictures by putting these keywords ‘ (thing you want to add, e.g: books) tumblr png’. Voila! You will find a lot of cover references that you can easily use.

Finally we have reached the end of this page. I am so happy that I can finally answer this million dollar question from you, I hope this is useful enough for you to enhance the quality of your Instagram Stories. I always see Instagram as a way to brand myself as a person thus I always take every single content that I post seriously because in the end you are going to ask this question to yourself, is your post worth to be shared?

Thanks for bumping into my blog and more tips will be coming right up. Have a great weekend!


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This time I will be going for dinner but I want it to be casual and not too formal but still look neat.

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Ripple Pants – COTTONINK | Shoes – Stradivarius

Rippled pants of this Archipelago collection from Cotton Ink has always been my fashion hacks when I get confused with outfit I should wear.  I actually am wearing tights since the rippled pants are quite short, nevertheless you still can work it out with tights!

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Black Scarf – The Executives

Simple hijab style that anyone can work it out.

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Needles Necklace – Minimal

Modest but still looks sophisticated. I utterly more need jewelries like this one.

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Square Rings – H&M | White Outerwear – New Look

Not only necklace, you can work it out with unusual rings and precisely with sophisticated designs.

Regardless how casual and how complicated your outfit is, you still can work it out as long as you feel comfortable with who you are. I hope this blogpost helps you for your weekly fashion reference. Have a great weekend!


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Casual Outfit for Formal Dinner

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It’s been a while for me not to post anything on my blog but this time I have a new section called Her Lookbook! In this new child category of ‘Beatitude’. I will not write as many words as usual, since it is called Lookbook, I will only post closer pictures of outfit that I am wearing and I hope this category will help you more to inspire your fashion weekly preference!

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Cat Eye Glasses – Le Specs | Ripped Jeans – Stradivarius

This is basically my favorite Effortless Sunday Outfit. For details, you can pinch your eyes and get a little bit closer to the screen to see what brand I am wearing.

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Bracelets – Stradivarius | White Bell Sleeves Top – The Executives

White has always been my favorite color because it always matches with any color thus I don’t need to put a lot of effort in choosing what color that suits well with my bottom outfit.

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Brown Vintage Leather Sling Bag – Guess

This leather bag has always been my favorite. It is really handy and casual that suits well with any kind of colorful or perhaps dark color outfits.

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Vintage Shoes – The 13th

Last but not least, this is currently my favorite sandals. I love it because of its unusual model and precisely its comfort.

I think that’s all for now and I am really sorry that I have been gone for a long time since my semester in uni has been utterly hectic. Nevertheless, I hope I can make it up to you with this new section. Thanks for sticking with me!


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Effortless Sunday Outfit Anyone Can Wear

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Hello, Peeps! I am so glad to be back again after a while. Although today is Friday, I just wanted to make up yesterday’s post because seriously, days in uni are getting tense thus I was a bit distracted from blogging and I am really sorry for that. However here I am bringing you another piece of story that I am sure you will be interested if you are intrigued to know about the activity of JanSport Campus Ambassadors Indonesia (JSCA).

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This is the second mini gathering of JSCA Indonesia where this time, I was utterly responsible for this vlogging workshop from designing the concept, inviting the speakers, choosing the venue, surveying and coordinating the whole workshop. It might sound too much by words but it was full of fun once you jumped into the field!

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As a part of JSCA, you would go for a real life experience in the marketing field. Although my focus in uni is Public Relations and Corporate Communication but that doesn’t stop me from my interest in learning marketing and product branding strategy. Long story short, the vlogging workshop I designed was involving picnic concept in Twin House Cipete. Isn’t it hot in Jakarta? Are you insane? Yes, I am! Hehe!

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I really like the picnic ambience which I think really suits well with JanSport’s brand image. Thus after all considerations and approvals, we all decided to say, “Yes, go for it!“. We invited Daniel Shepherd and Melody Amadea to share about their professional experience in vlogging. It is really fun to see that they can make their passion to be a part of their career which I believe it has always been everyone’s goal to achieve in their lifetime experience.

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The sunlight was super bright and it almost got our skin burned but thankfully, it was still in the morning thus I reckoned it was a healthy sunlight. I suppose? Nevertheless, the sharing session was fun and we went for brunch break where all the foods were super fancy and delicious. The Full Monty was my favorite!

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After the sharing session, all ambassadors were challenged to create a vlog which theme was randomly picked by Melody and Daniel. I was paired with CJ to make a what’s-in-my-bag vlog whilst the others got food reviews and lookbook theme. It was actually quite similar with the previous blogpost I wrote but in the different form.

Sooo, that’s all we had in the second mini gathering of JSCA Indonesia. It was a total great experience to have in a lifetime. Thus if there is another open recruitment for the next batch of JanSport Campus Ambassadors Indonesia, I would highly recommend you to be a part of it. One thing I could learn so far from being JSCA is you need to be brave to explore and voice your thoughts to make it happen. So, that’s all I have for today, I hope this blogpost will make your day more delightful. Have a great day!


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Outerwear Which Fits Any Outfit That You Should Have

Hello, Peeps! Welcome back to another post of mine which I made with sincere affection for your weekly preference. I think that sounds hyperbola however I will be showing you some fashion insight which I hope you would love!

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This gray knitted outerwear is from Stradivarius. At first I bought it, I felt so unsure because the weather in Jakarta is utterly undeniably hot but the more often I wear it, I started loving it somehow because it always matches with any kind of outfit I wear.

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As I have mentioned in the video that I like wearing sleeveless outfit in the inside, in this outfit I am wearing a black tank top from Cotton On. Since I don’t want it to look that plain, I combined it with a touch of brown leather belt from Uniqlo and a black leather bag from Marc Jacobs.

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Ever since I utterly fancy monochromatic outfit, I paired the whole outfit with a white jeans from Dorothy Perkins and a white sandals from VNC that I accidentally bought in Bali because the other one was broken.

Outers can give a huge influence for your outfit from nothing to something. You also can mix and match the old clothes you have in your wardrobe so it won’t stay in dusty space anymore. I hope this article can profoundly inspire your fashion insight for your weekly preference. What kind of outerwear do you like? Thank you so much for reading and have a great day!


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It took me 8 hours to finish this 8 minutes vlog. I am so drained.

Yet I am super happy! Because this is my very first vlog of Her Journal in 2018. This is also my second time making talk-that-talk kind of vlog since I never felt so comfortable talking in front of the camera but I somehow had the urge to break the silence. In this video, I will be showing you my favorite outers and will be closed with my coming out in regards to sexual violence.

That was one of the things which I never wanted to share in the first place yet I thought that we all need to break the silence and here I speak up for the victims. I would love to draw some red line here, there is no legitimate reason of why sexual violence happens and we all should stop starting asking victims with the question, “what kind of dress did you wear?” because if we remain being silent, how would speak for the victims?

I hope this vlog can profoundly inspire you for your weekly preference. I hope you like it and have a great day!


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Can You Believe This Outfit Has No Brand At All?

Hello, Peeps! Back again with me in the first weekend of February. I hope January treated you well like it did to me. In the last couple of days, I went to meet up some old friends and accompanied my uni friends in Bandung for a staycation.

And right now, I will be showing you an outfit that I accidentally found in my old wardrobe and I also will be telling you a secret that this outfit ain’t from Zara or Massimo Dutti or Sacoor or any other brands you know.

So, I found this black pants that I left in my old dusty wardrobe at home. I was in a rush and there was no pants left for me to wear thus I dag and messed the whole wardrobe then happened to find it in a very good condition.

This is a pants that I forgot where I got it but my sister gave a year ago. This is not a branded one but it is really comfy and somehow still fits in my body. And this is what I call magical!

For the top outfit, I do still remember because I bought it myself in a fashion bazaar. I truly love the tied knot it has in the bottom of the blouse because it really enhances the outfit without trying.

And voila! I matched the two clothings that both have no brand and transformed them into one of the most trending outfit nowadays. How can I do that? I believe this is not an achievement that I don’t need to be proud of but a creativity that I think everyone can be able to try.

If you want to enhance your unbranded outfit, you may mix it up with accessories, shoes, and/or bag from brands that you like and have excellent quality to enhance your outfit.

I decided to enhance my outfit with my favorite sling bag from Guess and a cat eye glasses from New Look. Those little things might look unnecessary but I think that’s how fashion works, add some unnecessary things and rock with them!

Last but not least, my current favorite golden and brown leather bracelets. I got them from The Executive which price is very affordable. Those little things are truly kind of something that I always admire and like to wear.

So, that’s how I spent my weekend in February! And also, I believe you are also waiting for the January Beatitude 2018. Well I hope?

The January Beatitude 2018 will be up tomorrow and get ready for another weekly preference so you can spice up the way you live the life. I hope this blogpost can inspire you that no matter what brand and how expensive the clothes you wear, it depends on how you represent the outfit in front of the others and most of all, how you rock it with confidence. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!


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What’s In My Bag That I Hope You Don’t Need to See

Welcome to the second blogpost of 2018. You might be wondering why I could be able to write two blogposts in the same weekend whilst you know that I had been gone for almost two months before. Yes, I am currently having a semester break and I am so happy that I can hibernate a little longer!

This time I am going to show you the things I always bring in my daily backpack to go for uni. Moreover I would like to show you the important things you should have there based on my personal experience. But there is one little thing that I hope you don’t need to see.

I prefer to wear backpack because I can bring many things that I want without worrying the amount of things that I need. I would love to show you my very first colorful backpack from JanSport, Pink Digibreak! If you love JanSport bags, click here and get the special offer for all items! Only through that link😱

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This backpack is designed for digital stuff where in the compartment part, you can find an internal laptop sleeve which I believe this is every uni students need.

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And not only that, the compartment part also has a quite large size thus you can have any other things you need to put in.

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And here are my stuffs in the compartment part. These things are very crucial for me to run my days in uni. I often bring my 13″ laptop because I can always work anytime and anywhere I want; a novel or any other books that I can read to distract myself from boredom and reality; a snack like Pocky because I am always hungry; one notebook because I am actually still a traditional student where I still need paper and pen to write things down at class; and last but not least, my tumbler because Starbucks is nearby the campus. Haha!

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Now you must be wondering what part is this. Well to be honest I don’t know. Haha! But what I know, it can be useful for a quick pocket where I am in a rush to put things without worrying about the zipper.

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And this is the most special one I suppose. The inside of this pocket is very fluffy and I sometimes like to put my hands in there when I feel cold. But this one is actually designed for gadgets like tablets or iPad, phones, or any other digital things thus that’s why the name of this bag is Digibreak.

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Well I am just a girl and please excuse my behavior of always bringing make up anywhere. This part is actually designed for any stuff as long as they can fit in.

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I usually bring my compact powder, blush on, lip matte, and a small perfume because I am really aware of my appearance and how I smell. When I forget to bring these stuffs, I feel like I am insecure. Haha!

Soo that’s all I got in my bag for daily basis that I hope you don’t need to see but completely need to know. And as you have read about my stuffs, one thing that is really important above all is a notebook and a pen precisely. Why do I think that way?

From a psychological book I once read, it says that our memory stays longer if we write things down in papers rather than typing on the phone. Call me an old fashioned, I still write journal and tell how my day is to it. I do that to rewind a day I pass thus I can always remember every single thing that people do and say. And one legit advice for you is, bring notebook and don’t sleep at class!

I know it takes a bunch of intention to start writing at class but just try to write anything that you hear, from that moment, you are making progress. That’s all I got today for this weekend’s blogpost, I hope this article can profoundly inspire your uni life into something positive. One thing that I can learn is, wear backpack for school, not a sling bag. Have a great weekend!


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Facial Essentials by Clean and Clear You Should Try

Welcome back to the third Saturday of September! I am so happy that I can finally rest my head on the pillow without having any burdens, close my eyes gracefully without any deadlines, and breathe peacefully without any madness, yet it also happens for now. Ah!

Speaking of burdens, deadlines, and madness, actually I recently had a kinda rough week. Harsh words were rolling in, stumbling upon my head like a car crash however I am so glad that I could prove them wrong and always stand still with myself because a great pleasure in life is doing what others say. you can’t.

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Back to this weekend’s topic, I have these facial essentials from Clean and Clear hampers I received. I have been using these five items and I would like to show you what I like the most from these products. Let’s get started with the first item,

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Foaming Facial Wash

This one is very suitable for those who want to remove excess oil and prevent pimples which do not cause dry skin but I don’t really use this one that often since my skin does not really have any pimples thus I do not think I should wear it much.

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Oil-Control Toner

This one is basically my favorite. I usually apply this with moisten cotton ball or pad around my face and neck after having my face washed. It always makes my face feel fresher than ever.

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Facial Cleanser Brightening Lemon

This one reminds me of the campaign I made about the first day of college for Clean & Clear. I have always loved the smell and its quick soothing foam as I apply it around my face, I feel fresher than ever after applying it.

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Facial Cleanser Energizing Berry

This one is actually quite similar to the lemon facial cleanser. One thing that differentiate  between them is this one has more berry scents that I am really fond of despite the bursting beads which it also has in it. I like to slowly rub it around as I make circle on my face.

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Natural Bright Wash

This one is basically my very first face wash by Clean & Clear that I had before. I really love the smell since it is a combination of rose water and honey.

So that’s all I have so far for this weekend. After all reviews, I would say that the best of the best item of all is Facial Cleanser Brightening Lemon. I love the smell and the fruity package it has. Do you use Clean & Clear products too? What is your favorite? Share what you think below and have a great weekend! ❤


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August Beatitude 2017

August has ended, September just started!

Well, not really started because I should have posted this writing a week earlier however today is the day of August Beatitude 2017! I am so grateful for the things that stepped to my door in the last month, most of the good things happened from the process of getting up from dark times. It might sound melancholic but that’s the thing, good things only happen if you can make your own positive vibes and dare to leave it all behind.

Okay, so I got a few stuff that I am super fond of either they are useful or lovely or even tasty! Let’s get started with the first one,

This handy and super classy-scented perfume by Lanvin has always been my go to in August. I got this Eclat de Fleurs by Lanvin from my sister and I am completely in love with the sort of jasmine scent it has. I only wear this perfume for certain importan occasion.

Ah this is not just a cookie, this is the tastiest cookie from Tokyo that I have ever tasted! This Tokyo Campanella my friend brought has a very tasty chocolate inside and well-crunchy tastes when it slids through your tongue as it crushes between your teeth. Just imagine that, so beautiful, isn’t it?

This is best of the best books I have ever read! Connor Franta never disappoints me with with his arts. Besides, this Note to Self book which writes about self-development through photography, poems, and Connor’s own story has given me positive impacts to be more than just who I am yet always be myself. This book has taught me to grow, learn, and never stop. Until it has made me create this short documentary film, the words i hope you never have to hear.

Catchy song which sounds like the music of Tame Impala but this one is  more like my kind of song. Machine by Tender was once on the Today’s Top Hits at Spotify. I am not really sure whether it is still there but this one is super good to listen to. This song tells about how we are controlled like machine where in the first verse expressed that we love to see our phone whilst we know that nobody cares but for the second verse, I am still trying to interpret the correlation between the first and the second. Hehe! Well I am trying.

That’s all I have for this weekend’s blogpost. I hope you find this article useful and could inspire you as your weekly preference. I have been told by my seniors that recently graduated to savor my time in college and never rush into things. However I guess you can relate to always enjoy every process and always make yourself busy to be a better version of you. What were your favorite things to use in August? Share your thoughts in the comment below because I would love to hear more! Have a great weekend😊


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